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Security Officer

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support the Risk, Logistics & GIK Manager and the Relief Team in the planning, implementing and monitoring of Security Management in the Bekaa Area. Moreover, assist in assessing local impact security issues, and in minimizing personal and operational risk for Relief staff. And to help ensure safety, security and protection of Relief staff and physical assets.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION

End Results Expected

TIME SPENT

  1. Perform Security tasks

70%

  • Conduct security assessments and threat analysis of operating environment

  • Provide advise on the role of the military and recommend on WV’s interaction with the military

  • Attend security meetings and prepare security reports

  • Keep staff up to date on security developments

  • Ensure the implementation of the minimum security management procedures and standards in the area of operations

  • Provide regular briefings and updates to the team

  • Liaise with other NGO’s, UN agencies, government bodies and attend relevant security meetings

  • Work closely with the national security Manager

  • Integrated member of the Response Team

  • Monitor staff movements tracking systems and provide regular info to staff on safety of their movement

  • Check on the functioning of different materials (B-Gun-radios-Iridium...) and assign communications material to staff as appropriate

  • Liaise with the local authorities and inform them about the distribution schedule

  • Be present during distributions in order to maximise staff and resources safety

  • Send incidents reports to security manager

  • Contribute towards staff capacity building

Minimum security requirements are implemented as per the established procedures

Incident reports are accurate and submitted on time

Information is clearly maintained.

II. Fleet Management

20%

Ensure WVI transport policies are fully followed by all.

Ensure appropriate use of vehicles by all staff (e.g. use of seatbelts, adherence to speed limits, vehicle booking process and movement monitoring system)

Provide monthly fleet and transport management reports as per WVI Logistics’ reporting policies.

Ensure the payment processing for all the contracted vehicles (light and heavy vehicles) are done in timely manner.

Fleet requirements for the program are met in timely and cost efficient manner.

Logbooks for all the vehicles are properly maintained.

Contracts are available both for light and heavy vehicles

Safe operation of the fleet through quality maintenance, routine checks and regular service and establishing/local fleet operating procedures.

Monthly reports are available include monthly mileage covered, fuel consumption reports, incident report, vehicle maintenance reports etc.

All the transport services providers are paid on agreed time.

III. Safety/security responsibilities

5%

  1. Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches to relevant manager

  2. Participate in personal safety training as required

Security incidents / breaches were reported as per the established procedures

Participated in all security/safety related training

IV. Other duties

5%

  1. Participate and attend local and international capacity building events as required

  2. Participate in spiritual nurture events as well as any other organizational event

  3. Handle any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Risk, GIK & Logistics Manager

100 %

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • College degree in a field related to Social Sciences, Law, or Security Management or equivalent experience in a related field

  • Certified in basic life support, preferably on paramedic level.

  • Good command of Arabic and English.

  • Gives attention to detail and has an analytical mindset.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure displaying sound initiative and good judgment

  • Computer literate (MS Office)

  • Hold a valid driving license

  • Proven security management skills, with emphasis on the unique security requirements of humanitarian aid work

  • Have a minimum of 5 years of NGO/UN, police or military field (operations) experience and at least 2 years of field security experience

  • Additional practical knowledge of tools and mechanisms and procedures for personal and organizational security in relevant specialist areas such as security in the field, security communications, physical security, critical incident management, occupational safety and security training

  • Direct personal experience of working successfully in hostile environments or under difficult operational circumstances

  • 70% local travel and 30% office based

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally